Housing law experts Winckworth Sherwood and community heat metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 are hosting a breakfast seminar to explain the new Heat Network Regulations on Wednesday 1 April 2015 in central London.
Guest speakers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the National Measurement Office (NMO) will explain the requirements of the new Heat Network (Metering & Billing) Regulations 2014, part of the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Directive. The NMO will also explain their approach to enforcement, in view of the challenging deadlines. They will be joined by experts from Winckworth Sherwood and ENER-G Switch2.
The regulation sets out new rules about installing meters for monitoring usage and recording details of communal heating schemes. Developers and landlords must supply information about new and existing properties by 30 April this year. They are also required to install meters in new and, if feasible, existing buildings.
Colin Hall, Partner at Winckworth Sherwood, said: “Heat suppliers have little time to prepare information on their district heating network and to notify the National Measurement Office. These regulations are complicated and create new terminology. The regulations are backed by a regime of criminal and civil enforcements, so it is crucial that developers and landlords understand what they need to do to be compliant.”
Ian Allan, Head of Research and Development at ENER-G Switch2, said: “As well as bringing new information and metering requirements, the law introduces changes on billing, which can no longer be estimated and must be itemised. We will be detailing the information required for the new-look bills, as well as explaining the rules on metering and the exceptions that may apply.”
To find out more contact Winckworth Sherwood on 0207 593 0296 or email [email protected].